Gera propolis collecting mats...

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"pro polis" - Greek for "in front of the city", describing how bees use the sticky substance...

Les Gera (Hamilton, I think) used to make a nice propolis collecting device. It had an outer plastic rim, then maybe 4 or 5 thin plastic inserts, each with a series of say 25mm holes, aligning through the board. The bees are always ready to proplise joins like that, and it made for 'clean' propolis. Easy to use - just pop it in a freezer, then give the inserts a twist and the propolis comes off with little work.

So the question is - does anyone have one hanging about that I might purchase from them?

Located Tauranga.

Nick Wallingford